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Tree works to tackle ash dieback will be taking place across the Bury Meadows site in February / March. Some of the trees will need to be removed, and others will be monitored. Sections of footpath will be closed on working days, so please do look out for signs as you walk the site.
More details are on the poster below, and if you have any questions please do contact Sara Parsons at Hyndburn Borough Council (details below)
We’re still exploring the Bury Meadows site in Stanhill Village, Oswaldtwistle, and it gets more and more interesting with every visit. One of the latest finds from Anne Hourican at Hyndburn Borough Council is this old, gnarly, tree with an usual spreading crown (field elm, we think, but it may be a type of hybrid) along an old field boundary. There are some old Hawthorns there as well, and a very old stone gate post along the same boundary – amazing heritage features. We’ll have more information for you about the project throughout 2023, so do check back for updates.
We’re delighted to be working with Hyndburn Borough Council and the Stanhill Village Community Association on plans to develop the newly acquired Bury Meadows site in Stanhill Village, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington.
The site, totalling 87 acres (35 hectares), has a wonderful local history, and a very rich habitat mosaic already and there’s huge potential for wider public benefit. Early ideas include aiming to secure Local Nature Reserve status, making woodland improvements, introducing spaces for outdoor activities and creating a Climate Action initiative.
There’s already a lot of public support for the changes, and it’s going to be fantastic being part of such an exciting and ambitious project.
We’ll keep you updated about any community meetings, discussions, ideas and masterplans here – so do keep checking back for details, or follow us on Twitter @Proffittscic.